February 5, 2009
William Monroe introduced Mark Sanford as its new head football coach on Thursday. Sanford takes over for Tom Hoffman, who departs after two years at the head of the Dragons' program.
Sanford inherits a team that has only won three total games in the past three seasons, but also one that has a lot of potential. The Dragons were competitive in several games during the 2008 season, and saw their first winning streak in quite some time, winning two straight in 2007.
Sanford was the head coach at Covenant for the past seven seasons and has done remarkable things with the Eagles' program since taking over in 2002. At one point, the team only had 14 players on its roster, with almost every player having to play on both sides of the ball. Sanford built that program into a team that reached the state semifinals this past season.
Click on the above video link to hear Mark Sanford's thoughts on taking the coaching position at William Monroe.